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“Health is your birthright. Claim it!”
Health was far from a value that was modeled for me growing up. My parents did not teach me about eating healthy or personal hygiene. By the time I was 7, I had four of my permanent teeth pulled, I was regularly on antibiotics and by the time I hit 18, I was diagnosed with cervical cancer.
This all seemed normal to me. Normal was feeling sick all the time. Normal was being diagnosed with ailments all the time. My belief system as a child was modeled in extreme unhealthy habits and behaviors. How could I know better? This wasn’t an option for me. With both parents suffering from drug abuse and my mom in and out of my life as a little girl, my basic healthy needs were not taught to me. Eating pizza, cookies and soda became the norm for me growing up. Now don’t get me wrong, I love pizza! Hell, I am Italian for god sakes! But in the amount I was consuming, I was doing my body more harm than good. I was seriously nutrient deficient which was causing severe tooth decay and various bone and digestive disorders.
So by now you must be wondering how the F**K I’ve made HEALTH my top value and have built a successful business and lifestyle around it!
Three years after my cancer diagnosis, I was involved in a devastating rear-end car accident leaving me with mild scoliosis, nerve damage and placed on short term disability for three months. Yep, all this transpired by the time I was 21. So I had two choices: Take pain medication and possibly become an addict like my parents or learn another way! Clearly I chose to learn how to take responsibility for my health and how to become proactive and stop being the “victim”!
Divine intervention was placed at my doorstep when I made the conscious choice to do it different than my parents. The moment I made that choice, I was graced with a woman that saved my life and exposed me to the practices of holistic eastern medicine. From Reiki to yoga, my life was changed forever.
Over the last 16 years, I have dedicated my life to health and wellness protocols that have not only benefited me on all mind/body levels, but have also benefitted the clients I get to serve every day. The different areas I have focused my education on have supported me in becoming a well-rounded Wellness Lifestyle coach to this day. You know what they say, “Practice what you preach!” So, for me, it was important to become certified in all areas of wellness to learn the best way I can support my client’s needs by meeting them where they are in their personal evolutionary growth.
As a certified personal trainer, holistic nutritionist, registered yoga teacher, neuro-linguistic programming practitioner, and hypnotherapist, I provide a holistic, functional, and well-rounded approach to healing the mind and body!
I understand that every client is different and my primary goal is to guide my clients to living their life within their own individual health alignment. To educate them on the “WHY” with every approach we take in order to achieve human optimization when it comes to their health. Lastly, my intention is to continue to create platforms to motivate and inspire my clients to take accountability to discovering their own EpicLuv on all levels of Love, Freedom and Purpose when it comes to their health and wellness!